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BASF to Conduct Seminars and Present the Latest Car Color Technology at SEMA

Published on 2015-10-07. Author : SpecialChem

SOUTHFIELD, MI -- Managing a repair shop is a demanding business. At this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, BASF is offering seminars that will help shop owners better manage their business. SEMA takes place from Nov. 3-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Fig. 1: BASF

The seminars are part of the Repairer Driven Education series hosted by the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) and will include sessions on scheduling, number analysis and an exchange with successful repair shop owners who have seen strong growth.

“We want to provide value to the collision repair industry and that starts with education,” said Jeff Wildman, BASF Manager, OEM and Industry Relations. “Through these seminars, BASF is providing insights and encouraging discussion that can help our customers be more successful.”

BASF will present the following sessions:

• Scheduling and Work in Progress (Session RDE2) – Tues., Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. – BASF’s Tom Hoerner will discuss Work in Process (WIP) and how to analyze scheduling. The session will dig into the impact that scheduling and workflow have on cycle time and productivity. Attendees will leave with procedural takeaways that will allow them to implement changes to improve shop performance.

• Understanding Numbers and What They Tell You About Your Growth Opportunities (Session RDE9) – Tues., Nov. 3, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. – John Niechwiadowicz from QLC, Inc. in partnership with BASF, will discuss the importance of thoroughly understanding your numbers before investing in equipment, tools, programs or locations. Collision Repair businesses will learn how to achieve better return on investment in their market, leading to better profitability.

• Our Journey to Become a "Successful" Collision Center (session RDE16) – Wed., Nov. 4, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. – BASF’s Craig Seelinger will moderate a discussion with representatives from several successful collision centers that have experienced strong growth over the past several years. The owners/managers of these collision centers will discuss what was involved, the steps they took, and tools and resources they used to ensure their ongoing success to grow their businesses.

In addition to the seminars, BASF will unveil redesigned vehicles, host autograph sessions and present the latest in car color technology, tools and services at its two display booths (#21437 and #16026) during the SEMA Show.

About BASF Automotive Refinish

BASF's Automotive Refinish business makes and markets coatings for the collision repair, commercial fleet and automotive specialty markets. Its paint products are supported by technical training programs, advanced color information systems and business management and planning tools.

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20.6 billion in 2014.

BASF creates chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As one of the world’s leading chemical companies, it combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, it enables its customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society.

Source: BASF
 


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